Storms after Wildfire Lead to Impaired Water Quality

Vcarbon | September 28, 2015 | Carbon Emissions


Summary: Water quality can be substantially diminished for several years after wildfire in response to relatively common local thunderstorms, according to a recent USGS study


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Sheila Murphy

( Phone: 303-541-3023
);

Jon Campbell

( Phone: 703-648-4180
);


Water quality can be substantially diminished for several years after wildfire in response to relatively common local thunderstorms, according to a recent USGS study.

USGS scientists led by research hydrologist Sheila Murphy collected extensive streamflow and water-quality data for three years after the Fourmile Canyon Fire, Colo., in a geographic setting typical of the American southwest. They …read more



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